Maintaining a healthy self-image can be difficult. The combination of changing bodies, media images and other factors can lead teens to think their bodies are insufficient. There’s also the risk of dangers as the result of new technologies and teen’s usage of those technologies i.e. sexting.
The news couldn’t be better for teen pregnancy opponents. Rates continue to decline. In fact, teen births are down more than 50 percent since 1991 thanks to prevention efforts. However, when it comes to protecting Tennessee’s students from sexually transmitted diseases/infections (STD/STI) little has changed. Teens living in Tennessee are twice as likely to become […]
Emily Rhoads, Prevention Specialist, Be in Charge My son is only 10 months old, so the most pressing questions I have to deal with are his frantic screams when I don’t get his cereal made quickly enough. However, I know the time is coming when I’m going to have much tougher questions to answer. Our kids need […]
We’ve all heard the term – Internet trolls. They’re ones showing up on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds starting arguments or upsetting people by posting inflammatory or off-topic messages. You know, to get rise out of ya. These provokers are different from cyberbullies, though. Cyberbullies use social media to attack an individual, whereas trolls […]
Every year, the Violence and Bullying program discusses with students how and why we should show respect through the project, “High-Five A Hero!” What better way to show respect than to talk about our men and women serving in the military? It’s also a good opportunity to cheer soldiers up during the holiday season. By […]